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Established in 1806 as a small soap and candle business in New York City, Colgate-Palmolive is now a truly global company with products sold in over 200 countries and territories under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom's of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Soupline, Haci Sakir, Suavitel, PCA SKIN, EltaMD, Filorga and Hello as well as Hill's Science Diet and Hill's Prescription Diet.

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading consumer products company that serves hundreds of millions of consumers worldwide with brands and products across four core businesses – Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. We are committed to offering products that make lives healthier and more enjoyable, and programs that enrich communities around the world.

Every day millions of people trust our products to care for themselves and the ones they love. Our goal is to use our technology to create products that will continue to improve the quality of life for our consumers wherever they live.

A career at Colgate-Palmolive is an excellent opportunity if you seek a global experience, constant challenge, and development opportunities in an environment that respects work/life effectiveness.

Job Title:  Professional Group Brand Manager NE

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  Mar 22, 2024

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 158451 - Surrey, England, United Kingdom

Who We Are
Colgate-Palmolive Company is a caring, innovative growth company that is reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets and our planet. Focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, we sell our products in more than 200 countries and territories under brands such as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, hello, meridol, Sorriso, Tom’s of Maine, EltaMD, Filorga, Irish Spring, PCA SKIN, Protex, Sanex, Softsoap, Speed Stick, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

We are recognized for our leadership and innovation in promoting sustainability and community wellbeing, including our achievements in decreasing plastic waste and promoting recyclability, saving water, conserving natural resources and improving children’s oral health.

If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile and join our global team!


Location: Guildford

Reporting to: Marketing Director, Toothpaste & Professional, NE Hub


Why Work For Colgate Palmolive:

  • The learning & development opportunities: You will refine your commercial mind-set and continue to learn new skills working closely with a cross-functional team giving you exposure to all local market departments.
  • The challenge & variety: You will operate in a fast paced operational environment, directly impacting the day-to-day performance of the business, with personal accountability for your business.
  • The global experience: You will have the opportunity to work with global brands, participate in global strategies with potential to develop your career internationally.
  • The Colgate Values: We are Caring, We are Courageous and We are Inclusive are integral to how we operate every day

Lead Colgate’s Professional Oral Care business across Northern Europe (UK, Ireland & Nordics), covering both prescription-only medicines and professionally-endorsed consumer brands. Deliver business growth through development and execution of the marketing strategy and new innovation launches to healthcare professionals (covering dental professionals, pharmacists, nurses and doctors where relevant).

Professional marketing strategy

-  Apply insights and data to develop a Professional Growth Plan, defining our strategy to deliver net sales, margin, profit and share targets across markets. 

-  Partner with local Professional Business Managers across the region to localise brand strategy & tailor growth initiatives across the Northern Europe region.

-  Lead internal alignment behind this Professional Growth Plan, addressing senior leadership to gain consensus and ensure synergy with European and Global strategies.

-  Leverage patient & healthcare professional insights to find opportunities for new product launches and develop innovation pipelines by market. 

-  Lead GTM plan for the product launches, including pricing recommendations, commercial strategy, P&L posture & launch support plans.

-  Lead cross-functional operations to bring new products to market (including artwork development, partnership with supply chain and coordination with Regulatory Affairs where needed).

Professional Media & Activation
-  Lead development & implementation of integrated Professional marketing campaigns, covering media, exhibitions, digital, detailing & CRM.

-  Collaborate with local teams across UK & Nordics to localise campaign strategy by adapting assets & touchpoint plans.

-  Partner with EU Division Marketing, Digital & Scientific Affairs teams to shape communication strategy and drive relevance for Northern Europe markets. 

-  Run budget and financial planning of marketing activity. 

People Development
-  Management and mentoring a team of 3 direct reports 


-  Professional Partnership/ Relationship Building

-  Able to identify and improve professional networking opportunities

-  Previous healthcare or pharma marketing or market access experience desired

-  Communicate Successfully - Clearly, concisely and convincingly expresses ideas to varying audiences 

-  Analysis & Decision Making - Applies logic in solving problems and making decisions using data and insights

-  Strategy & Vision - Leverages knowledge of competitors, customers and market to improve competitiveness and accelerate business growth & balances achieving both short-term objectives and long-term goals

-  Influence/Negotiation - Able to influence others and facilitate partnership and make mutually beneficial agreements & Able to inspire diverse influencers for oral health and Colgate brands

-  Leading Change - Initiating and handling change; demonstrating flexibility; showing confidence in the face of ambiguity, Planning and Priority Setting & Setting goals and helping others develop objectives to support business strategies; translating objectives into action plans

Our Commitment to Sustainability
With the Colgate brand in more homes than any other, we are presented with great opportunities and new challenges as we work to integrate sustainability into all aspects of our business and create positive social impact. We are determined to position ourselves for further growth as we act on our 2025 Sustainability & Social Impact Strategy.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Achieving our purpose starts with our people — ensuring our workforce represents the people and communities we serve —and creating an environment where our people feel they belong; where we can be our authentic selves, feel treated with respect and have the support of leadership to impact the business in a meaningful way.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, veteran status (United States positions), or any other characteristic protected by law.

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.


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